Hundreds of Calgarians are making the Calgary Zoo their happy place this Friday. That is, Calgarians will be congregating here dressed in black and yellow in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the world’s largest human smiley.
Men in Kilts organized this event, but its sole purpose isn’t to get into the record books. Donations are being accepted at the event and will go toward rebuilding the Calgary Zoo; post-flood repairs will cost the Calgary Zoo about $50 million. Men in Kilts put this event together to “bring smiles to the world and to the animals.” Calgarians can support their Zoo by participating and donating to the cause.
World Smile Day was coined by Harvey Ball, the creator of the original smiley face, so that at least one day a year was focused on smiles and kind acts. World Smile Day has been celebrated annually since 1999.
Help the Zoo and help break a Guinness World Record on October 4 at 5 p.m. Meet at the Calgary Zoo North lot. Tickets are free but donations are encouraged.